The Procurement Department is the centralized authority responsible to review all City purchases in accordance with all Federal, State and Local procurement rules and regulations. The Procurement Department follows the National Institute for Government Public Procurement Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement. The Procurement Department offers support services to all departmental operations with an uninterrupted flow of materials and services by promoting a sincere commitment to provide customer friendly service to all departments in obtaining their requirements in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
The Procurement Department reviews all purchases processed by the City through Purchase Orders that are initiated by each Department. The Procurement Department is responsible to activate all vendors that register with the City. The Department is also responsible to administer the formal solicitation process which is the manner in which the City purchases goods and services over a certain dollar amount which opens up competition and provides the City with the most value for its projects.